Tag Archives: Japanese cemetery

My Dream Round-the-World Itinerary

Usually when I travel, it’s a case of finding a graveyard wherever I’ll be. When my parents decided they wanted to show my daughter Niagara Falls this summer, I did some research to find out what cemeteries I could visit … Continue reading

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Colma, Before the Graveyards

Colma, CA by Michael Smookler My rating: 4 of 5 stars The only thing that keeps this book from getting 5 stars is that it isn’t longer. I have several books on the cemeteries of Colma, California, so it’s nice … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #52: Aoyama Reien

Aoyama Reien 2-32-2 Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Telephone: 03-3401-3652 Founded: 1872 Size: 64 acres Number of interments: difficult to estimate, since Japanese are cremated and their ashes are buried inurned between the family monument. Open: 24 hours Cherry blossom-time is … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #26: the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park c/o Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 1-2 Nakajimama-cho, Naka-ku, Hirosima City 730-0811, Japan Telephone: +81-82-241-4004 Established: 1952 Number of interments: 70,000 or more Admission: The park is free to visitors. Admission to the museum is 50 … Continue reading

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Curiosity and the Cat

Unlike most of the musicians who hosted us on my husband Mason’s first solo tour of Japan, I considered Mayuko a friend, instead of a business acquaintance. I looked forward to staying in Yokohama as if she offered sanctuary rather … Continue reading

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